I'm not interested

@p1kef1sh (45640)
August 16, 2008 2:55pm CST
I am obsessed! I find that when I discover a new subject I have to know everything about it. Not just a little piece of the story, but every microscopic detail. Sometimes my interest can be very wearing, not just for me but those around me too. Are you like this?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Ahhh, When I am like that I am called annoying so yes I am like that. And I seem to want them to know everything about it also so that is why it is annoying for them..lol
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Aug 08
I cannot imagine you being annoying Becky. Inquisitive perhaps. But that's a good thing. Blow the others. Learn what you want to learn.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Sounds like you need better friends their lady!!! The search for knowledge is NEVER boring!!! Anybody not willing to help you learn, is NOT a true friend.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I don't have to many true friends, most are to busy caring about their own lives to care about what I am gabbing on about.I have more friends on Mylot and I feel that some know me more then my friends and family whom I have known forever.
@nannacroc (4049)
16 Aug 08
I start off wanting to know everything about a subject but then get sidetracked by something more interesting. I think they call it a grasshopper mind nowadays but when I was at school it was classed as the behaviour of a slow learner. That's why I never got any decent results on anything, because I'd start on something like the tudors and decide learning about the people not the monarchs was the interesting bit and they didn't ask the questions I knew the answers to. I am now a mine of useless information though which doesn't get you a good job but makes conversation with anyone fairly easy.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Aug 08
The Tudors were an interesting bunch and of course they had dear old Enerey the 8th. Scalp hunter extraordinaire. You are what we call "widely read" Nanna. Shame a few more people aren't too. I am looking forward to a little more of the easy conversation tomorrow.
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@nannacroc (4049)
16 Aug 08
who will that be with then?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Aug 08
Some daft apeth that I know. But she's a true treasure.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Hi p1, [i]I am also like that when I am very interested! I will not stop asking questions or researching about the subject...and sharing what I learned to the people around me.. But, when I am not also interested, I can't focus and hard to retain even a single detail![/i]
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
That's exactly what I am like Checapricorn. If I'm not interested then I won't show any interest at all.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
16 Aug 08
YES, obession can be a WONDERFUL thing. I love learning new things. However, I have been known to spend soooo much time preparing that I lose sight of the finish. I have to remind myself to get my emotions back in check or I can ruin a totally wonderful experience. But then too, the preparation can be half the fun of learning. Assuming you are in learn mode....happy travels!!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Aug 08
That's very good advice LadyM. It's important not to run ahead of yourself when you are starting out on a new path.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
16 Aug 08
AMEN!!! I have been known to trip over my own feet at the finish line. Or to never make it out of the starting block due to my excitement. May your learning process bring you much pleasure!!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Aug 08
I have the best advisor that I could possibly wish for. I think that it is so important that you receive encouragement when you are starting out. Hopefully that relationship blossoms into a beautiful friendship.
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@mands61123 (2098)
18 Aug 08
When my interest is peaked i usually like to learn as much as i can but i don't think i become obsessed i do like to be well informed and look at a number of sources. i like to gain new skills/knowledge and it's something that comes naturally but i much prefer to spend spare time being creative. Just curious do you then pass the info you've learned on?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Aug 08
When you say creative Mands do you mean sewing etc? I am not sure what you mean by passing my information on. If I am discussing a subject that I know about with another person I suppose that I do. However, mostly it is just to make me better informed.
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18 Aug 08
yeh crafty things designing and making t-shirts, keepsake books, personalised photo albums, calendars, invitations lots of things i sew somethimes but i have to be in the mood. Yeh I meant do you then pass your knowledge on write blogs, guide friends post advise etc. At least you keep your brain active doing supposed to ward of dimentia so you'll be fruitful in old age!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Aug 08
I don't put that sort of information in my blog. Actually it's so long since I put anything in my blog that it's petitioning the UN for relief! LOL. I am a Guide in my local Cathedral and have had to learn a great deal about my part of it. I pass that information on if it seems relevant to the visitors.
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@Munchkin547 (2778)
17 Aug 08
I am just like you! I am fascinated by the history surrounding Henry VIII, his 6 wives and their children! I am an racle on the subject, all of my friends think it's a bit sad, I can't help it though I just find it really interesting and want to know more and more about it! I look at it this way though, they might think I'm a history geek but at least I have a specialist subject for if I ever get to go on mastermind! hehe xx
17 Aug 08
that was meant to say oracle, not racle! my keyboard has gone funny and tends to miss letters even though I have pressed them!! lol xx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
History is much underrated Munchkin. You keep it up. At least you have something interesting to talk about. Better than BB and X Factor.
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24 Aug 08
Thanks for the BR! xxx
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Aug 08
Morning Piky,well the sky is blue here,the washing is on,the dig is asleep and you have no need to ask where Mr Ruby is!..on business of course lol.Now im not sure if this situation of yours is comparable to a disorder,an OCD.lol,I dont mind listening to anything and learning about anything to a certain degree,but I wouldnt want to eat sleep and drink it.My mum once became obsessed with the life of Henry the Eighth and that was a trying time let me tell you ,I used to have to listen to all the tales of his wives and how they met their end etc,well I was extremely pleased when the fascination waned.I might have to feel a little sorry for dear Mrs Pike,I hope you arent boring the pants off of her.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
I hope that you mum didn't lose her head over our Henry Ruby. Mrs P1ke indulges me. A cup of tea and a bourbon and she locks the dungeon door and leaves me. I think that she works best when I, like Mr Ruby, am otherwise engaged! LOL. Just been to Shepton Mallet to drop daughter off at the Bath &West Showground. Pitched her tent for her and prayed that she gets no rain.
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@ruby222 (4848)
17 Aug 08
Rave?..festival?..live band?..at Shepton
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
Soul Survivor. Christian camp for young people. Lots of happy smiley people. Hang on to your wallet and smile back!!
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
17 Aug 08
I am not interested to the extent of obsession....but if I am interested in something, I try to get to know as much as I can. In fact it was only last week that my husband said the same thing about me. Anything I get interested in, I get so absorbed in it, that other things take a backseat for a while.....which in my opinion was a good thing...but he sees it as a negative aspect (lol....maybe because he has to then pull his weight around the house).
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
I think that there has to be a little balance. Life still has to go on. But I find that I can think about my latest project and carry out whatever chore that I am doing as well. Unusual for a man isn't it? LOL!!
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
29 Nov 09
Multitasking is defitely an unusual trait in a man:)
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
17 Aug 08
I p1kef1sh can you explain to me; ¿Why here in Puerto Rico, the governor, judges, senators, and the legislators, are called Honorables or Lordships. When the only thing they can do, is spend all the income tax money, in personnal things, fancy cars, gasoline, personnal drivers, fancy restaurants, and federal fundings going dry for funny things? And then the most important things of daily life, for all the people in Puerto Rico; going down the drain. No money for students loans, college funding, food and water, public housing, hospitals, medicines, and others. But there is money for their pay rate increases, and daily food intake of $140.00 and fancy clothing every day, plus all they can waste with friends.¿Can you explain? !No one here can do so to me¡!What about it p1kef1sh?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
It is very simple Focjop. They set the laws and spend you tax money - on your behalf. The citizen is not clever enough to do these things him/herself. So as a recognition of the higher intellectual status of the "elite" they get given titles that lesser mortals cannot understand. Hope that helps. LOL.
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@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
17 Aug 08
It's that simple, I know that. But the people know that and every time their is election day they elect the same honorables.
@pumpkinjam (5800)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 08
I can be like this with some things although I usually get bored or find a new subject quite quickly. I have a problem sometimes in that I read factual books where there are often several subjects about which I would like to learn more. The most interesting thing I've learnt recently is about a fellow called Count Saint Germain (I've got a discussion about him somewhere) and now I can't find any new information. I have found all I can find but I need to know more. Isn't that typical?!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
I've just looked at his Wikipedia entry Pumpkin. An interesting man. He was clearly a bit of an enigma. Have you tried the Theosophy Society? They may be able to help.
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• United Kingdom
18 Aug 08
I've looked at everything I can find and it just gets me even more confuddled. I think I have looked at the one you said. Thank you anyway. I will tae another look just in case I didn't look at that one.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I do get that way. I try to not bother my friends/family with my obsessions, but sometimes it can't be avoided. Sometimes they fade, but they seldom go away completely.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
I sometimes find that when they stop then I can draw a line under them and never think about them again. Not always by any means of course.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I guess that I seldom lose complete interest because I can never learn it all.
• Canada
18 Aug 08
Yes, I am, too. Very annoying, isn't it? It's usually all or nothing for me.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Aug 08
The trouble is that once started it is very hard to stop, or know where to stop!
@rockkk (71)
17 Aug 08
well this is it with everyone so u don think it is only ur problem wll try to live with it as life must go and go and u ve to develop urself many more things in life which will help you and others too to grow up. i am wishing that u come out of this problem as soon as u can.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
Thank you Rockkk.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
yes i am a bit like this also.when i see something that interests me i go to town on it.especially if it is arty.it is definately annoying for my family as i am always asking them uestions about certain things that are related to my new found interest.lol.cheers sue
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
The family roll their eyes and leave me to it Sue. I suppose that if I decided to get interested in boy bands I might get some willing help! LOL.
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@littleowl (7157)
17 Aug 08
Hi p1ke yes I get obssessed with new interests and really dig my heels in on them but then something else will come along and I get interested in that too so in all I cant stay put in one thing all the time as another always attracts my attention littleowl
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
My obsessions can run concurrently Little owl. One that I have right now is to find that wretched painting!! I will though.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
im the same way.. when i get interested in something i want to know everything and as soon as possible and depending on my attention span i can go on tangents of wanting to learn about that one thing for a long time or 5 minutes lol
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
Yes. I can be just the same. But once I am hooked then I'm away!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I don't know pikey. It would depend on what we are talking about. It depends on the topic. If it is something that really interests me then I probably would want to know as much as possible about it. Yes, I could tend to be to the point that I would get obsessive about it. Is that what you're trying to say? What is this subject that has you so crazy? Can you tell?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
I have an interest in lots of things Opal. Right now it's alternative lifestyles.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I start of wanting to know about the subject then I aways stray away and move onto something else. I have always been a slow learner when it came to theory and reading up on information, that's probably why I didn't do so well at school. I just learn enough to get by. I'm trying to change , a little bit at a time everyday. It's amazing what I do find that I should of known before LOL
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
I think that we all learn something new every day. As I get older I am amazed at what I don't know!!
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Aug 08
in my case no..but still curious and be content of little information i know and not really find a way to know every minute details of a certain things or even an interested scope or something(situation) to that effect...but if the information is right there in a book then maybe i will read till i finish..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
That's a balanced way of dealing with matters Vanities.
17 Aug 08
Hi p1kef1sh, I am a bit like that and drives every one mad but if the subject That I doing gets too hard then I likly to give up because no one would help me, Tamara
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Aug 08
You need to have encouragement Tamara. There is nothing worse than meeting the apathy of others. However, where there's a will there's a way as someone or other said!
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